The Deluge was a weapon wielded by “The Lord”. Just who was this Lord?
When exactly did the Deluge take place?
According to the Sumerian records, it happened in the 120th shar (that is, 432,000 years after the Anunnaki landed on Earth); at a time when Noah had lived for 10 shars (that is, was 36,000 years old); and in the astrological Age of Leo, which spanned the years 10,860 BC to 8700 BC. This was roughly 13,000 years ago.
However, when we read such a statement, we have to tread with caution. For the fact of the matter is that the Deluge occurred not during the Age of Leo, but right on the cusp of the Age of Leo. The Deluge took place when the Age of Virgo was coming to an end, in the year 10,970 BC. This was about 110 years before the Age of Leo began, a twinkling of an eye in the sum-total of historical time.
When the Deluge occurred, the Sumerians tell us that Ubar-Tutu, meaning “Understudy of Utu”, was the man conducting human affairs at Sippar, the cult city of Utu-Shamash, who was Enlil’s grandson. Ubar-Tutu was a title of Lamech, Noah’s father, as the Priest-King of Sippar. The same Sumerian records tell us that at the time of the Flood, Sisithros/Xisuthros/Ziusudra (Noah) was reigning in Shuruppak, the Anunnaki medical centre that was overseen by Ninmah, Enki’s step-sister. All ancient historians, who include Manetho and Berossus, document that both Noah and Lamech were pre-diluvial rulers.
In other words, they ruled before the Flood. It therefore follows that if the Flood happened in 10,970 BC, this must have been in the preceding Age of Virgo and not the Age of Leo. The Age of Leo was simply a turning point: it was a juncture (a T-junction) when things suddenly came to a dead end, when everything had to begin anew following the apocalyptic Flood. The Egyptian term for this crossroads is Zepi Zepi, whose paraphrased meaning is “The nothingness that was wrought by the Flood”.
Genesis is more precise as to the occurrence of the Deluge. It says it began in “the 600th year of Noah's life, in the 2nd month, on the 17th day of the month”. Since Genesis reduces the age of the patriarchs by a factor of 60, the given age – of 600 years – must be multiplied by 60 to arrive at the correct age, which perfectly dovetails with the 36,000 years we happen upon in Sumerian chronicles.
According to Berossus (Bel-re-u-su), the renowned Babylonian writer and priest of Enki’s firstborn son Marduk (who was also known as Bel), the Deluge began in the reign of Sisithros, the 10th prediluvial ruler, in the month of “Daisos”, which was the second month of the year. Noah indeed was the 10th patriarch counting from Adapa.
The Deluged lasted a total of 1 year and 10 days, terminating completely “in the 2nd month, on the 27th day of the month”. It brought to an abrupt end the Ice Age, which according to Sumerian records had begun 62,000 years prior. Scientific findings do corroborate this fact. They say the last Ice Age lasted 62,000 years, from 75,000 years to 13,000 years ago. The Sumerian records also say the Ice Age was particularly harsh over a period of 7 shars, or 25,200 years. Scientists have confirmed this assertion too: they found that between 38,000 to 13,000 years ago – a 25,000-year period – the Ice Age was at its most extreme.
Presenting further context on the historicity of the Ice Age and its precipitate ending, Zechariah Sitchin writes thus: “The abrupt end of the last Ice Age has been the subject of numerous studies, including an intensive investigation during the 1958 International Geophysical Year. The studies confirmed both the abruptness and timing – about 13,000 years ago – of the Ice Age's ending in Antarctica, but left unexplained the reason for the phenomenon. Additional recent studies support those conclusions: A study of ancient temperatures (Nature, 26 February 2009) determined that while warming at the end of the last Ice Age was relatively gradual in Greenland (north Atlantic), it was ‘rapid and abrupt’ in Antarctica (south Atlantic) about 13,000 years ago.”
A “DAY” IN THE EYES OF “GOD”
If the Sumerian records assert that the Deluge happened in the 120th shar, is the Bible in agreement or at variance? GENESIS 6:2-3 says, “The sons of God (the Nefilim, the Igigi who settled on Earth) saw that the daughters of men (Mankind) were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves, whomever they chose. Then the LORD (Enlil) said, "My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, because he is flesh;
nevertheless, his days shall be 120 years. The number 120 does feature in the above scripture. Sadly, it occurs in the wrong tense, the future tense. The correct tense should read, “… and his days were 120 years”. Why do we allege so? If we go with the future tense, the impression we get is that post the Flood, man’s lifespan was capped at 120 years as a punitive measure. However, things did not pan out that way. Genesis itself indicates crystal-clearly that the generations that came after Noah lived more than 120 years.
They included Shem (600); Arpakhshad (438); Shelah (433); Terah (205); Abraham (175); and so forth. As such, the 120 years maximum lifespan is out of context. Yet it is not if it is read as “and his days were 120 years”. Whose days were these? These were the days of the “Lord” – Enlil. In fact, the term years was used figuratively, a trend oft-encountered in the Old Testament: the years were actually shars – 120 multiply by 3600, which gives us 432,000 years. In other words, at the time (the outbreak of the Flood), Enlil (and other Anunnaki royals) had been on Earth for 432,000 years. Genesis therefore is in harmony with the Sumerian records in this respect.
If you a sceptic who question the fact of the figure 120 in the Genesis passage referring to the Anunnaki, just read the verse that follows after. Verse 4 says: “The Nephilim were on the Earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men, and they bore children to them. These were men of renown, the Mighty one of the Rockets.” Clearly, the 120 “years” in verse 3 are spoken of in the context of the Anunnaki, not mankind. Verse 4 qualifies Verse 3.
The number 432,000 is not insignificant in human annals. In Hindu tradition, for instance, 432,000 years is termed 1 Yuga. 1 Great Yuga (Catayuga) equals 10 Yugas, or 4, 320,000 years. The Egyptian priest Manetho wrote (ill-conceivedly) that the world was going to last 2, 160,000 years, or 5 Yugas, before it came to an end. In Hindu, one day in the eyes of Lord Brahma (the creator) equals 1000 Great Yugas, which totals 4.32 billion years.
This is approximately the age of planet Earth! When PSALM 90:4 says, “To God, a thousand years is as one day”, that should not be taken literally. What it simply means is that to God, 1000 Yugas, or 4.32 billion years, amounts to only one day. That is to say, in the eyes of God, Earth is only one day old! It’s important to read widely folks if you are to understand all forms of disseminated knowledge in its proper context. Otherwise, you are certain to draw a blank if you restrict yourself to one source only.
DELUGE SCIENTIFICALLY ATTESTED
If you were to ask the Christian clergyman with a degree in theology dangling from his neck as to what caused the Flood of Noah’s day, they would without blushing tell you it was unprecedented heavy rainfall. But that is far from the truth. Rain was the result of the Flood; not the cause of it. It were the atmospheric changes engendered by the Flood that “opened the sluices of Heaven”. Says one chronicler: “The abrupt change in temperature (arising from the great tidal wave) must have created violent storms accompanied by torrents of rain. Moving faster than the waters, the storms, clouds, and darkened skies heralded the avalanche of waters.”
The most immediate testament to the fact of the Flood preceding sustained torrential rains is the Bible itself. GENESIS 7: 11-12 informs us that the Deluge began when "all the water sources of the Great Deep burst apart."Once that had taken place, "the sluices of the skies opened up, and the rain was upon the Earth forty days and forty nights."
This sequence was replicated when the Deluge ran its course. According to GENESIS 8:2-3, the “water sources of the Great Deep” first receded before “the sluices of the sky shut down”. There was first a “bursting of the fountains of the Great Deep” before rain began to pelt down and “The Fountains of the Deep were dammed” before “rain was arrested from the skies”. What was this animal referred to as the “Great Deep” or simply the “Deep”?
It was the frozen continent we today call Antarctica. The Sumerian records refer to the Deluge as the “South Storm” – the avalanche of rising waters that originated from the south. The “South” was Antarctica. The South Storm, say Sumerian records, “swept over the land”. It “blew, gathering speed as it blew, submerging the mountains”. “South” thus was in deference to the direction from which the Deluge arrived.
The Deluge, according to the Sumerian records, broke forth when the Antarctic Ice Sheet, the mountain of ice that smothered the Antarctic continent, slipped into the Antarctic Sea. Has that been scientifically attested? Very much so. According to Dr John T Hollin of the University of Maine, writes Zechariah Sitchin, “The Antarctic Ice Sheet periodically breaks loose and slips into the sea, creating an abrupt and enormous tidal wave!”
Hollin reckoned that “if only half the present Ice Sheet of Antarctica (it’s presently 4,770 metres or 2981 miles thick) were to slip into the southern seas, the immense tidal wave that would follow would raise the level of all the seas around the globe by some sixty feet, inundating coastal cities and lowlands”. In 1964, AT Wilson of Victoria University in New Zealand found that historically, there have been periodical occurrences of Ice Sheet slippages both at the Arctic and Antarctica and these have caused abrupt cessations of the Ice Age.
On February 6 2009, the acclaimed magazine Science published a study of ancient sea levels in which scientists found that the Antarctic Ice Sheet did indeed collapse 13,000 years ago, bringing to a sudden end the Ice Age. The resultant tidal wave reached its maximum impact 2000 miles or 3200 km away. The most affected areas stretched from the Persian Gulf to the Mediterranean Sea, and from biblical lands all the way to Mount Ararat.
If you are an incurable Doubting Thomas who scoff at the Sumerian records as little more than myth, I’m afraid you are missing out big time on a highly invaluable source of enlightenment my Brother, which even scientists apparently give credence to without directly acknowledging albeit.
DELUGE WAS “DAY OF THE LORD”
If the Antarctic Ice Sheet hadn’t toppled into the Antarctic Sea, there would have been no Deluge. Hence, the primary cause of the Deluge was the force that caused the Ice Sheet to dislodge into the sea. Exactly what was this force? In the Bible, it goes by various names. It is called “God”; “The Lord”; “The Celestial Lord”; and “Olam”.
Those who have been ardent readers of this series will by now have known that all these were denominations or characterisations of Nibiru, the planet of the Old Testament gods (that is, the Anunnaki). It was the gravitational effect of Nibiru, when it came too near to Earth in the course of its 3600-year-long orbit around the Sun 13,000 years ago, that caused the Antarctic Ice Sheet to slide into the sea and trigger the globalwide flood.
A 31-line Sumerian text unearthed at Ashur says the Deluge was “the weapon of Nibiru”, meaning it was the stick by which the “God” Nibiru chastised the “wicked”. It says the “Lord, whose weapon is the Flooding Storm, loosed the Deluge upon the Earth”. If you remember what we said before, Nibiru’s approach was dubbed as “The Day of the Lord” or “The Day of Judgement” by the Old Testament prophets in that more often than not, it caused a series of calamities, which included earthquakes, forest fires, global warming, and tsunamis.
The Sumerian records say Nibiru neared Earth at “Akiti time”. The Akiti was the Anunnaki festival to celebrate the onset of a new year. Then from “the 2nd month to the month of Addar (the 12th month), it unleashed the Deluge on the planet”. This is very much in keeping with what the Bible says. Genesis states that the fountains of the great deep burst open on the 17th day of the 2nd month. The ark came to rest on Mount Ararat in the 7th month. Other dry land was visible in the 10th month. Finally, the Deluge was over in the 12th month for it was on the 1st day of the 1st month of the following year that Noah opened the ark's hatch.
PSALM 29 talks about the “olden days” or “years of Olam (another of Nibiru’s names)” when “The Lord to the Deluge said, ‘Return!’". In that particular psalm, the psalmist waxes lyrical about the character of the Deluge. “The sound of thine thunder was rolling; lightnings lit up the world. The Earth was agitated and it quaked.” He goes on to document that, “The sound of the Lord is upon the waters; the God of glory, the Lord, thundereth upon the great waters … The Lord's sound is powerful. The Lord's sound is majestic. The Lord's sound breaketh the cedars. He makes [Mount] Lebanon dance as a calf, [Mount] Sirion leap like a young bull. The Lord's sound strikes fiery flames. The Lord's sound shaketh the desert.”
PSALM 104 is equally obsequious of the imperial role planet Nibiru played in the Flood. It talks about the time when the oceans overran the continents and were made to go back eventually as Nibiru retreated. “Above the mountains did the water stand. At thy rebuke, the waters fled … They went upon the mountains, then down to the valleys.”
When the prophet Amos began to prophesy about the return of Nibiru in the 8th century BC, his frame of reference was the havoc Nibiru wreaked in the 11th century BC. “Woe unto you that desire the Day of the Lord,” he warned. “To what end is it for you? For the Day of the Lord is darkness and no light … Turneth morning unto death's shadow, maketh the day dark as night; calleth forth the waters of the sea and poureth them upon the face of the Earth” – almost word for word what Sumerian records say happened when Nibiru caused the Flood.
This is a stark warning to the mass of tragically misguided Christians, who have been led to believe that the Day of the Lord is all sweetness and light. It isn’t. It is about infernal fires, deadly earth tremors, and genocidal floods. The Day of the Lord is the Day of Nibiru. And Nibiru doesn’t come grinning and smiling: it approaches breathing fire and brimstone, and raining apocalyptic waters on this beautiful but ill-fated planet.
The Central Bank has by way of its Monetary Policy Statement informed us that the Botswana economy is likely to contract by 8.9 percent over the course of the year 2020.
The IMF paints an even gloomier picture – a shrinkage of the order of 9.6 percent. That translates to just under $2 billion hived off from the overall economic yield given our average GDP of roughly $18 billion a year. In Pula terms, this is about P23 billion less goods and services produced in the country and you and I have a good guess as to what such a sum can do in terms of job creation and sustainability, boosting tax revenue, succouring both recurrent and development expenditure, and on the whole keeping our teeny-weeny economy in relatively good nick.
Joseph’s and Judah’s family lines conjoin to produce lineal seed
Just to recap, General Atiku, the Israelites were not headed for uncharted territory. The Promised Land teemed with Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites. These nations were not simply going to cut and run when they saw columns of battle-ready Israelites approach: they were going to fight to the death.
Parliament has begun debates on three related Private Members Bills on the conditions of service of members of the Security Sector.
The Bills are Prisons (Amendment) Bill, 2019, Police (Amendment) Bill, 2019 and Botswana Defence Force (Amendment) Bill, 2019. The Bills seek to amend the three statutes so that officers are placed on full salaries when on interdictions or suspensions whilst facing disciplinary boards or courts of law.
In terms of the Public Service Act, 2008 which took effect in 2010, civil servants who are indicted are paid full salary and not a portion of their emolument. Section 35(3) of the Act specifically provides that “An employee’s salary shall not be withheld during the period of his or her suspension”.
However, when parliament reformed the public service law to allow civil servants to unionize, among other things, and extended the said protection of their salaries, the process was not completed. When the House conferred the benefit on civil servants, members of the disciplined forces were left out by not accordingly amending the laws regulating their employment.
The Bills stated above seeks to ask Parliament to also include members of the forces on the said benefit. It is unfair not to include soldiers or military officers, police officers and prison waders in the benefit. Paying an officer who is facing either external or internal charges full pay is in line with the notion of ei incumbit probation qui dicit, non qui negat or the presumption of innocence; that the burden of proof is on the one who declares, not on one who denies.
The officers facing charges, either internal disciplinary or criminal charges before the courts, must be presumed innocent until proven otherwise. Paying them a portion of their salary is penalty and therefore arbitrary. Punishment by way of loss of income or anything should come as a result of a finding on the guilt by a competent court of law, tribunal or disciplinary board.
What was the rationale behind this reform in 2008 when the Public Service Act was adopted? First it was the presumption of innocence until proven otherwise.
The presumption of innocence is the legal principle that one is considered “innocent until proven guilty”. In terms of the constitution and other laws of Botswana, the presumption of innocence is a legal right of the accused in a criminal trial, and it is an international human right under the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 11.
Withholding a civil servant’s salary because they are accused of an internal disciplinary offense or a criminal offense in the courts of law, was seen as punishment before a decision by a tribunal, disciplinary board or a court of law actually finds someone culpable. Parliament in its wisdom decided that no one deserves this premature punishment.
Secondly, it was considered that people’s lives got destroyed by withholding of financial benefits during internal or judicial trials. Protection of wages is very important for any worker. Workers commit their salaries, they pay mortgages, car loans, insurances, schools fees for children and other things. When public servants were experiencing salary cuts because of interdictions, they lost their homes, cars and their children’s future.
They plummeted into instant destitution. People lost their livelihoods. Families crumbled. What was disheartening was that in many cases, these workers are ultimately exonerated by the courts or disciplinary tribunals. When they are cleared, the harm suffered is usually irreparable. Even if one is reimbursed all their dues, it is difficult to almost impossible to get one’s life back to normal.
There is a reasoning that members of the security sector should be held to very high standards of discipline and moral compass. This is true. However, other more senior public servants such as judges, permanent secretary to the President and ministers have faced suspensions, interdictions and or criminal charges in the courts but were placed on full salaries.
The yardstick against which security sector officers are held cannot be higher than the aforementioned public officials. It just wouldn’t make sense. They are in charge of the security and operate in a very sensitive area, but cannot in anyway be held to higher standards that prosecutors, magistrates, judges, ministers and even senior officials such as permanent secretaries.
Moreover, jail guards, police officers and soldiers, have unique harsh punishments which deter many of them from committing misdemeanors and serious crimes. So, the argument that if the suspension or interdiction with full pay is introduced it would open floodgates of lawlessness is illogical.
Security Sector members work in very difficult conditions. Sometimes this drives them into depression and other emotional conditions. The truth is that many seldom receive proper and adequate counseling or such related therapies. They see horrifying scenes whilst on duty. Jail guards double as hangmen/women.
Detectives attend to autopsies on cases they are dealing with. Traffic police officers are usually the first at accident scenes. Soldiers fight and kill poachers. In all these cases, their minds are troubled. They are human. These conditions also play a part in their behaviors. They are actually more deserving to be paid full salaries when they’re facing allegations of misconduct.
To withhold up to 50 percent of the police, prison workers and the military officers’ salaries during their interdiction or suspensions from work is punitive, insensitive and prejudicial as we do not do the same for other employees employed by the government.
The rest enjoy their full salaries when they are at home and it is for a good reason as no one should be made to suffer before being found blameworthy. The ruling party seems to have taken a position to negate the Bills and the collective opposition argue in the affirmative. The debate have just began and will continue next week Thursday, a day designated for Private Bills.